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Tip for lawyers: Does driving fatigued mean driving in excess of the hours of service rules?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 26th, 2014

Not always. Lawyers need to understand there’s a separate FMCSR §392.3, which prohibits truckers from driving fatigued regardless of HOS compliance


Most lawyers know about the hours of service regulations, and that a truck driver may not violate them. If a truck driver violates the hours of service rules, he’s violating federal law.  And since … Read More

Tired trucker pleads guilty to manslaughter for NC crash that killed 5

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 7th, 2013

Why driver fatigue is the often contributing yet ignored factor in preventable crashes

Truck driver fatigue is the elephant in the room.  Most personal injury lawyers who take on trucking cases don’t yet know how to investigate and identify driver fatigue as a contributing factor in cases. And it also has been no secret that … Read More

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